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|Description ||Dark Age Buildings Gallery. This beautiful meadow in North-Northumberland, was the site of the Anglo-Saxon township, and wooden palace, of Gefrin (Celtic name) or yeavering (Anglo-Saxon mame) Where in 627, the missionary Paulinius converted Northumbrian Warrior King Edwin* and the Angles, from their Germanic Gods (Woden, Thunor, Freya) to Christianity.|
*King Edwin became 'Bretwalda' (Old English for, Overlord of British Isles).
From this long-vanished town, the 'new' religion was to spread to the entire North of England and lowland Scotland. The rest is history.....
Further info on Ad gefrin here.
|Placed this in the Dark Age Buildings Gallery - OK, building isn't here any more; it's not a cross, and not prehistoric, but given content, this gallery seemed more fitting than a general landscape or history gallery. Gorgeous location. Cheers.|
|Thanks a lot Tim. This is a wonderful and atmospheric location, that very few tourists (or locals) know about. I doubt this is taught in schools - but is a major turning point in history/religion, for the Northern England. I hope my enclosed link will give some idea of this.|
|Thanks for link ethelwulf. Have recently finished reading Melvyn Bragg's novel 'Credo' with a similar theme - based on actual characters. |
|Wonderful color scheme > gold fields contrast beautifully with the moody blue sky!|
|Must be the land Rohan was modelled on!|
|Aye! Good Aluta, and I am King Ethelwulf! The Lord of the Ring Pulls...I mean, The Lord of the Rings! |
| So far, this image is my favorite, due mainly to the contrasts in colors as the blend from the foreground to background. an exceptional picture!|
| I still love this image...always will. If you listen hard enough, I know you can hear Beo's voice on the wind...|
Remember, Ethelwulf--dark Thegn and twin--I'm relying on you to scatter my ashes here when the time comes.
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